Bengali 101A: Intermediate Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: 30940
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm, 51 Evans
F 1-2 pm, 55 Evans

Students are expected to be able to read, with the aid of a dictionary, modern Bengali literature, and speak at a “high-intermediate” level by the end of the year. There will be viewing of Bengali videos at a mutually agreed upon time and in class…

Filipino 100A Section 1: Intermediate Filipino

Category: Languages
Course #: 21410
Units: 5
Instructors: Karen Llagas
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 89 Dwinelle

W 10 am-12 pm, 220 Wheeler

 

 

This is an intermediate class with emphasis on the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course uses the functional-situational approach in learning a language.The students will learn four necessary skills in the effective use of Filipino: paglalahad (defining and explaining); paglalarawan (describing…

Filipino 101A: Advanced Filipino

Category: Languages
Course #: 23694
Units: 3
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 75 Evans

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites. Two years of Filipino/Tagalog or consent of instructor. The class focuses on developing the following: reading skills for texts containing abstract vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and complex sentences; listening skills for authentic texts; and writing skills in exposition and…

Hindi 1A: Introductory Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 24133
Units: 5
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 11 am-12 pm

130 Dwinelle

In Introductory Hindi, you will learn to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You will learn to communicate simply and discuss routine tasks requiring  simple and direct…

Hindi 100A Section 2: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 26485
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:
MWF 10-11 am
2030 VLSB

In Hindi 100A, you will learn to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You will learn to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where Hindi is spoken….

Indonesian 1A: Introductory Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 24129
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 10 am-12 pm, 4 Evans
F 10 am-11 am, 2070 VLSB

Survey of grammar, graded exercises, and readings drawn from Indonesian texts, leading to a mastery of basic language patterns, essential vocabulary, and to achievement of basic reading, writing, and conversational competence. Emphasis on developing communicative skills.

Indonesian 100A Section 1: Intermediate Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 24130
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm, F 12-1 pm
54 Social Sciences Building

Readings in Indonesian texts, including newspapers, journals, and literature exploring a variety of styles. Systematic study of grammatical and lexical problems arising from these readings. Advanced exercises in composition, oral and written communicative skills, and cultural competence.

Indonesian 210A: Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Traditions

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 25442
Units: 4
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
Times and Locations:

W 3-6 pm, 206 Dwinelle

This seminar focuses on reading Indonesian texts from a variety of perspectives.  We will develop a set of methods and tools to help us read, analyze and interpret a variety of texts in Indonesian and/or Malay.  We will approach the text as a link between…

Khmer 1A: Introductory Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21652
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:
MTuWThF 2-3 pm

This class is for students with no previous speaking ability in Khmer, and is the first part of a two-semester sequence, along with Khmer 1B. Students will learn “survival” speaking, reading, and writing skills in Khmer, and also become familiar with and learn how to…

Khmer 100A: Intermediate Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21644
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:

MTuWTh 4-5:30 pm

This class is for students who can already speak and understand “survival” or “home Khmer.” No previous knowledge of written Khmer is required for the course. Students will learn the basics of reading and writing as well as formal speaking. Topics covered include folk tales,…

Punjabi 1A: Introductory Punjabi

Category: Languages
Course #: 22771
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11 am, 2030 VLSB

LAB (#23170) F 10am – 12pm, 72 Evans

Instructor: Sukhdeep Sembi

In this introductory year, students will be introduced to Gurmukhi script, and a survey of Punjabi grammar. Graded exercises are designed to lead to a mastery of basic language patterns, essential vocabulary, and the achievement of basic reading and writing skills.

Sanskrit 100A: Elementary Sanskrit

Category: Languages
Course #: 22772
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MWF 8-10 am, 214 Haviland

Sanskrit 100A, followed by 100B, introduces students to Sanskrit grammar, with the goal of developing the skills necessary to speak and read basic, simple Sanskrit texts. Sanskrit 100A covers lessons 1–12 of the Devavāṇīpraveśikā [Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, 2019], including, the…

South and Southeast Asian Studies C145: Buddhism in Contemporary Society

Category: Buddhism
Course #: 27212
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 3:30-5, VLSB 2060. Instructor: Mark Blum

27213; Section 101. W 9-10, Hearst Gym 242

27214; Section 102. W 11-12, VLSB 2038

27215; Section 103. W 1-2, Hearst Gym 245

27216; Section 104. W 2-3, Hearst Gym 245

A study of the Buddhist tradition as it is found today in Asia. The course will focus on specific living traditions of East, South, and/or Southeast Asia. Themes to be addressed may include contemporary Buddhist ritual practices; funerary and mortuary customs; the relationship between Buddhism…

South Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 24371
Units: 2
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:
Tu 2-5 pm
288 Dwinelle

This seminar provides an introduction to a broad range of Tibetan Buddhist texts, including chronicles and histories, biographical literature, doctrinal treatises, canonical texts, ritual manuals, pilgrimage guides, and liturgical texts. It is intended for graduate students interested in premodern Tibet from any perspective. Students are…

South Asian C113: Buddhist Thought in India

Category: South Asian
Course #: 32258
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2

224 Wheeler

Instructor: Jed Forman

This course is an advanced introduction to the major teachings of Indian Buddhism and their philosophical elaborations. We will cover the core tenets attributed to the Buddha, and the later doctrinal and scholastic developments that turned Buddhism into one of the principal philosophical traditions of…

South Asian 142: India’s Great Epics

Category: South Asian
Course #: 27294
Units: 4
Instructors: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
Times and Locations:

MWF 11-12

Hearst Mining 390

The course entails substantial selected readings from the great Sanskirt epic poems–the Mahabharata and the Ramayana in translation, selected readings from the corpus of secondary literature on Indian epic studies as well as lectures on salient issues in both. Readings will be supplemented with selected…

Tamil 1A: Introductory Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 22932
Units: 5
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 4 Evans

W 10 am-12 pm, 75 Evans

This course focuses on progressive acquisition of language skills to communicate effectively in  Tamil. It facilitates development of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing competence along  with basic grammar. By the end of the course, students will be able to Communicate at a basic level of…

Thai 100B: Intermediate Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 32811
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MF 5-6:30 pm

Social Sciences Building 115

W 5-7 pm

Social Sciences Building 186

Intermediate Thai 100B continues to integrate cultural awareness into language education. In Spring 2022, we will emphasize the shift from the concrete to the abstract in Thai language and culture. Students will learn to read longer and more abstract writing, advertisements from newspapers, articles from…

Thai 100A: Intermediate Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 26688
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MF 5-6:30 pm, W 5-7 pm

106 Dwinelle

This course continues to integrate cultural awareness into language education. The emphasis shifts from the concrete to the abstract. Students will begin to read and write compound sentences, formal essays, and letters. Students will have the opportunity to practice conversation with native speakers. Students will…

Bengali 1A: Introductory Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: BANGLA 1A
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MW 12-2 pm

This is a beginner’s course for learning Bengali language. The students learn the fundamentals of the language, including the alphabet and basic grammar. They acquire familiarity with common sentence structures, the ability to read and understand simple texts, and the ability to express their feelings.

Filipino W1X: Introductory Filipino for Heritage Learners online

Category: Languages
Course #: 24145
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MW 4-5:30pm, F 4-6pm

Do you know the words nanay (mother), tatay (father), sinigang (sour soup), masarap (delicious), and kawawa (poor you)? Would you like to better communicate with your grandparents who speak Filipino and only have a limited knowledge of English? You may be a heritage learner, or…

India in the Writer’s Eye R5B

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: SASIAN R5B
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

Kristina Anderson CCN #23981: MWF 1-2 pm, remote/online

Kashi Gomez CCN #25927: TuTh 3:30-5 pm, remote/online

CCN #26532: TuTh 9:30-11 am, remote/online

This “Reading and Composition” course is taught in connection with the study of representations of India in great works of modern literature from around the world. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Mainland Southeast Asian Literature

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 129
Units:

Readings and lectures focus on Thailand, Vietnam and Burma; Cambodian and Laotian materials as available. After brief attention to the influence of oral tradition, classical poetry, and dance drama, emphasis will be on modern novels, short stories, film, and television in their cultural/historical context.

Sanskrit: Literature 200B

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SANSKR 200B [CCN #23985]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

SPRING: MF 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

Advanced readings in Sanskrit literature, including Sanskrit ornate poetry with emphasis on the canons of poetic analysis of the Indian aesthetic tradition.

South and Southeast Asian 294: Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 31983
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

W 3-6pm

Introduction to the principal, historical, and contemporary methods for study of the literatures, languages, religions, cultures, and peoples of South and Southeast Asia. Discussion of the disciplinary formations of Orientalism, philology, anthropology, comparative religions, gender studies, and history. Topics and readings change year to year….

South Asian 124: Modern Indian Literature

Category: South Asian
Course #: 30162
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 3-4pm DWIN179

DIS 101 (#32938)

This course aims to introduce the vernacular and the Anglophone literary landscapes of South Asia by providing an overview of the role and growth of modern literature in India. This course examines the different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts in the production and reception of…

South Asian C154: Death, Dreams, and Visions in Tibetan Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SASIAN C154 [CCN #27081]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11 am, remote/online

Tibetan Buddhists view the moment of death as a rare opportunity for transformation. This course examines how Tibetans have used death and dying in the path to enlightenment. Readings will address how Tibetan funerary rituals work to assist the dying toward this end, and how…

Southeast Asian 10B: Introduction to the Civilization of Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 10B [CCN #24000]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTH 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

Readings, lectures, and discussion of the culture and civilization of Southeast Asia. Insular Southeast Asia: Covers the modern-day nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Special emphasis on the arts and their social and political context, with discussions on the impact of the colonial experience…

Southeast Asian 148: Philippines: History, Literature, and Performance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 148 [CCN #31087]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

This course is a cultural history of modern Philippines, from the birth of the nation in the nineteenth century to the present. It outlines the major events in Philippine history through cultural texts that reflect the salient attitudes and ideas of key periods. Not only…

Thai 101A: Advanced Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 25699
Units: 3
Instructors: Thiti Jamkajornkeiat
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11am-12:30pm

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY

Course Focus: Contemporary Thai Politics THIS COURSE IS BEING TAUGHT REMOTELY IN FALL 2021 Instructor: Thiti Jamkajornkeiat, GSI Thai 101A Fall 2021 is designed to prepare students for research in or on Thailand by developing advanced reading comprehension and competency in oral and written expression…

Thai 1A: Introductory Thai

Category: Languages
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

(click through for enrollment links) While Berkeley is not offering introductory Thai in Fall 2021, UCLA is offering Introductory Thai remotely. Cal students can take the course via UC Simultaneous Enrollment (application). The fees are included in your Cal tuition and there is no additional cost. The…

Tibetan Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SASIAN C114
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 3:30-5 pm, remote/online

This course is a broad introduction to the history, doctrine, and culture of the Buddhism of Tibet. We will begin with the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century and move on to the evolution of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan…